09 May 2009

Shout-Outs

I don't even remember how I found out about crafting and design blogs. But once I started reading, I was hooked. I love the glimpses into people's lives, and seeing how there are infinite ways to live. It seems to make the world a bit more connected and smaller. It's fun to see how quickly ideas and information can spread. And I love seeing the pretty things that people are making.

One of the first design blogs I started reading was Holly Becker's Decor8. What I like most about Holly is her positive attitude, and desire to share her knowledge and put more goodness into the world. When she announced that she was teaching an e-course, I knew it would be a fun experience! Although the course is over, I wanted to share a small slice of the three layer cake that contains my classmates' blogs.


I rediscovered Sarah Ahearn, a mixed media artist who's work I've been following through Flickr. She seems like a sweetheart, who also happens to be extremely talented!

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Michelle Ward is a life coach with this bubbling personality that shines through on her blog. Checking out her blog puts a smile on my face, and she asks great questions to think about, like where do you want to be in 2 years? Cue the pugs for me!

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Lady Ann de Borja
has introduced me to some amazing videos. For example, I had never heard of TED Talks. She linked to one featuring Elizabeth Gilbert. I then listened to Dave Eggers, Isabel Allende, Amy Tan and cannot stop! They leave you wanting to change the world, and are rib crackingly hilarious.

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Lauren Paradise and Courtney Davis run Kelly + Olive. They have a fun concept for budget friendly design consulting, and I wish them well in their new endeavor. I also love their tips and fresh attitudes.

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Elizabeth Floyd recently started creating art full time, and paints daily still lives. She makes me want to raid Mike's oil paints and get to it!

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Now I'm off to clean my house. Work before play, right!

6 comments:

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

I had never even heard of a blog, found one in a Google images search during a lunch break at my office + read 1+ years of archived posts in one sitting (um, let's just say I took an extended lunch that day).

Majorly addictive.

kat said...

thanks for all the link goodness. I will check them out!

PrincessPea said...

Thanks for so many recommendations - I've not heard of many of them. Off to browse!

Lady Ann said...

Hi Mariss! Thanks so much for the shout out :) I'm glad I got you into something new!! xLady Ann

sulu-design said...

So cool - thanks for the links... I think all are new to me.

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